This new year, more than most, seems to be about the “out with the old” half of the cliché. So I asked users of the site to suggest words they’d like to see go into the void along with the year-that-must-not-be-named. Preferably recent and overworked words. Preferably avoiding words associated with some political faction or ideology the suggester hates.

There were some good ones. Many of them were euphemistic weasel-words: issue for “problem,” concerning for “worrisome,” impact (v.) for “completely bollix up” (leading to the even more grating adjective impactful)…


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Created on Jun 21, 2020
By @gurlic